Crabs, an Octopus & Steep Steps

Wednesday was my final day to explore Torquay as we're headed to Wales Thursday morning. As Mandy was feeling better after being under the weather for almost two weeks, she accompanied me down the hill where we grabbed breakfast at one of the many fine cafés bordering the marina. After a traditional English breakfast for… Continue reading Crabs, an Octopus & Steep Steps

Sheep, Spelt & a Medieval Church

On Tuesday we traveled to Dartmoor National Park where the sheep roam free, the roads are narrow, the turns are blind and the speed limit is 60 kph. I've never been on a moor and very much felt like Jane Eyre trekking in the rain. Does it always rain on the moors? Seems to in… Continue reading Sheep, Spelt & a Medieval Church

Adventures in Torquay

I'm back in the UK and have been sharing pictures of my adventure(s) via twitter. As it's raining today, I thought I'd take the time to share several more. My traveling companions and I arrived in Torquay on Friday and checked into this converted Victorian house for the duration of our stay in England. Torquay… Continue reading Adventures in Torquay

Top 10 Outlander #Caturday Moments

Happy 2019, everyone! And happy #Caturday. Having rescued a sweet little girl kitty this week, I have cats on the brain. Thus, I couldn't think of a better way to get back into the swing of things ... with Outlander Season 4 finale coming up and all ... than to do a fun little Top 10… Continue reading Top 10 Outlander #Caturday Moments

Jamie’s Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep308: FIRST WIFE

Outlander Episode 308: FIRST WIFE aired on Sunday, 5 November and the first thing I have to say is ... oh, the hair. Jamie's lustrous hair. It's back. I know aesthetics like hair should not be important, but Jamie's red mane is a defining element (as Diana Gabaldon writes about so much in the novels) of… Continue reading Jamie’s Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep308: FIRST WIFE

Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep307: CRÈME DE MENTHE

Outlander Episode 307: CRÈME DE MENTHE aired on Sunday, 29 October and, well, the honeymoon is already over. Now that Jamie and Claire have had oodles and oodles of anticipation sex, it's time to argue over childrearing. Twenty years ago, Jamie was very concerned about the dangers his wife and child would face without him. But… Continue reading Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep307: CRÈME DE MENTHE

Jamie’s Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep306: A. MALCOLM

Outlander Episode 306: A. MALCOM aired on Sunday, 22 October after a two-week, exhaustive for some, hiatus. Alas, Lord John Grey is no where to be seen, but two new(ish) characters are introduced – both adorable, adorable, adorable. Did I already say adorable? Fergus Fraser is all growed up now. Yes, ladies. You many fantasize, but try… Continue reading Jamie’s Top 30 Moments from Outlander Ep306: A. MALCOLM

We Are All Claire

Watching the number of #MeToo hashtags pop up on social media reminds me of some of the early Outlander criticism regarding the number of times Claire finds herself the victim of harassment, abuse or attempted rape. To that I must say (again) ... puleaze. The only difference between the treatment of women in the 18th… Continue reading We Are All Claire

Top 30 Moments of Outlander Ep305: FREEDOM & WHISKY

Outlander Episode 305: FREEDOM & WHISKY aired on Sunday, 8 October and ended with the cliffhanger of all cliffhangers. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a blue-eyed, reanimated dragon flying in over Edinburgh to set fire to the print shop while Jamie lay reposed on the floor ... or something… Continue reading Top 30 Moments of Outlander Ep305: FREEDOM & WHISKY

Are You A Flower Girl Or Are You A Lady?

I've been thinking lately about equality. It seems a fairly simple concept. Everyone treat everyone the same. Then there is the Golden Rule – treat others as you would like to be treated – with its variation – do not treat others as you would not like to be treated. Basically, equality is about reciprocity… Continue reading Are You A Flower Girl Or Are You A Lady?